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Art Pottery Table Lamp
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice pattern Mid-Century Modern art pottery table lamp. Nice olive green glaze over ceramic base.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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H 26 in. Dm 6 in.
Gerald Thurston Pottery Table Lamp
By Gerald Thurston
Located in New York City, NY
1960s Mid-Century Modern pottery table lamp designed by Gerald Thurston. Shades for photography only.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Pottery

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H 33 in. W 13 in. D 13 in.
Brown & Green Pottery Table Lamp
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage brown and green pottery table lamp. The lamp is wired for the US and in working condition. Socket, 12.5”H. Harp, 4”Diameter x 8”Height. Marked underneath.
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Late 20th Century Rustic Table Lamps

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Pottery

Postmodern Sculpted Pottery Table Lamp
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Exceptional postmodern sculpted pottery table lamp. Feasted a fantastic pink and green finish. Additional information: Material: Pottery Color: Pink Style: Postmodern Time Per...
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20th Century American Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Pottery

Raymor Orange Pottery Table Lamp
By Raymor
Located in New York, NY
Orange textured ceramic pottery table lamp with brass hardware by Raymor. Signed. Italy, circa 1960. Dimensions: 38 inches tall to finial 27.25 inches tall to socket 8 inches...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pierced Cube Shape Glazed Pottery Table Lamps
By Gordon Martz
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very hot looking vintage circa 1970s glazed Art pottery table lamps. Dark olive green glaze.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Pottery

Raymor Blue & Green Pottery Table Lamp
By Raymor
Located in New York, NY
Blue and green pottery table lamp by Raymor. Italy, circa 1950. Rewired with French black silk twist cord and patinated brass hardware. Dimensions: 34 inches tall 20 inches ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Vintage Ugo Zaccagnini Black Pottery Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Black pottery table lamp by Ugo Zaccagnini. Italy, circa 1930. Signed. Complemented by decorative brass rings. Rewired with French silk twist cord. Includes shade.
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Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Large French Bulbous Pottery Table Lamp
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Large French Bulbous pottery table lamp The lamp is a large ceramic urn shape which has a herringbone decoration, it is topped of with a new lampshade The lamp and shade are in...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Pottery

Mid-Century Modern Martz Teak & Pottery Table Lamp
By Gordon Martz
Located in Esperance, NY
Mid-Century Modern Martz teak & pottery table lamp.  
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Teak

Mid-Century Modern Glazed Art Pottery Table Lamp
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice stacked spheres shape glazed pottery table lamp.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Mid-Century Pottery Table Lamp by Mobach
By Mobach
Located in Tilburg, NL
Mid-century pottery table lamp by Mobach, The Netherlands. Beautiful large pottery table lamp made in the middle of the last century by the Mobach family. A timeless design tha...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Pottery, Fabric

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H 23.63 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Vase Shape Art Pottery Table Lamp on Walnut Base
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice pierced pottery table lamp.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Design Technics Lee Rosen Pottery Table Lamp
By Design Technics, Lee Rosen
Located in Garnerville, NY
Design Technics art pottery table lamp. Incised decoration. Original working wiring. Milk glass diffuser included. No shade. Good overall condition with no visible chips, cracks,...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Pottery, Milk Glass

Danish Modern Teak and Pottery Table Lamp
Located in Miami, FL
Offering a Danish modern striped pottery table lamp with original linen shade and a neck made out of teak. It is in perfect working condition. Uses a max. 60 wattage light bulb. Di...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Pottery, Linen, Teak

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H 37.75 in. W 21.25 in. D 21.25 in.
Danish Modern Art Pottery Table Lamp by Ravnild
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Scandinavian Modern, art pottery table lamp depicting indigenous female figures, marked Ravnild, Denmark. The height of the lamp to the socket is 19 inches.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Postmodern Pink & Blue Pottery Table Lamps
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Incredible pair of postmodern sculpted pottery table lamps. Features a pink and blue finish. Additional Information: Material: Pottery Color: Pink Style: Postmodern Time Period: 198...
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20th Century American Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Pottery

Brutalist Mid-Century Modern Cubist Pottery Table Lamps
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mid-Century Modern Brutalist pottery table lamps. These cubist form table lamps feature sculptural matte cream pottery bases imprinted with geometric forms mounted on brass bases. ...
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Vintage 1960s Brutalist Table Lamps

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Brass

Hand Thrown, Blue & Green Glazed Pottery Table Lamp
Located in Chicago, IL
Hand thrown pottery table lamp in blue green glaze with brass base, stem, and socket. Hour glass shaped center, with impressed design, in the style of Bitossi for Raymor. Sold sans s...
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

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Brass

Hand Thrown Pottery Table Lamp With Hydrangea Decoration
Located in Chicago, IL
Hand thrown pottery table lamp. Vase form body with brass base and cap along with double cluster sockets. Black with green glazed finish over red clay with incised hydrangea and foli...
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Vintage 1960s American Table Lamps

Tall Mid-Century Modern Art Pottery Table Lamp
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tall, impressive, Mid-Century Modern, art pottery table lamp features a rough hewn, incised ceramic base in ochre and green tones with walnut accents. The vintage linen drum shade me...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Walnut

Midcentury White Craquelure Pottery Table Lamp with Black Shade
Located in Chicago, IL
1960s Midcentury European craquelure / crackle white pottery table lamp on black block square base, with black lamp shade. Black base is 6" x 6" x 3.5" H. Shade is 12" Height and 14"...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Pottery

Mid Century Modern Incised Art Pottery Table Lamp
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning, Italian, Mid-Century Modern, art pottery table lamp features a 15 inch ht, gourd-shaped base in muted blue and green tones with incised pattern over top. The blush pink raw...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Glazed Ceramic Studio Pottery Table Lamp on Walnut Base by Moorcroft
By Moorcroft Pottery
Located in San Diego, CA
A glazed ceramic studio pottery table lamp with floral motif on walnut base by Moorcroft Pottery, circa 1970s. The lamp measures 5.75"D x 24"H (to top of finial; 17"h to the top of l...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Lavender Iridescent Drip-Glaze Pottery Table Lamps
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of large bodied gourd form lavender and pink iridescent drip glaze pottery table lamps that are nearly 14" in diameter. Brass stem and double socket cluster, sold sans shades.
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Vintage 1970s American Table Lamps

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Brass

Postmodern White Blue and Pink Sculpted Pottery Table Lamp
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Exceptional postmodern sculpted pottery table lamp. Features an incredible off white, pink and blue finish. Additional information: Material: Pottery Color: Off-White Style:Postmode...
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20th Century American Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Pottery

1980s Ribbed White Pottery Table Lamps, Pair
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1980s pair of ribbed white pottery table lamps. The lamps are wired for the US and in working condition. The lamps have a ribbed design and texture all over. The lamps use a ...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

German Pottery Table Lamp by 1814 Hutschenreuther Le Lion, 1960s
Located in Brussels, BE
German pottery table lamp by 1814 Hutschenreuther Le Lion, 1960s
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Hand Painted Art Pottery Table Lamp
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, art pottery, table lamp features hand painted leaves on a ceramic base with milk glass under shade that the original, brown shade with reflective interior rests o...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Fratelli Fanciullacci Hand Painted Art Pottery Table Lamp
By Fratelli Fanciullacci
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Fratelli Fanciullacci white, yellow, pale gray, silver glazed art pottery table lamp. Featuring a textured, glazed bottle form with lively, fantastical hand painted designs including...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Pottery

Chinese Blue Grey Pottery Table Lamps with Original Shades, Pair
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of Chinese blue grey pottery table Lamps with original shades in goatskin. Solid brass shaft with double sockets. Perfect working condition and each Lamp uses two 40 watts l...
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20th Century Asian Chinoiserie Table Lamps

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Brass

Monumental Bright Yellow Glazed Ceramic Studio Pottery Table Lamp
Located in San Diego, CA
Monumental bright yellow glazed ceramic studio pottery table lamp, circa 1960s. The lamp is massive measuring 13.5"D x 30"H ; the Restoration Hardware white drum shade is 20"D x 10"H...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Large Gordon Martz Marshall Studios Midcentury Art Pottery Table Lamp
By Gordon Martz, Marshall Studios
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Large, Mid-Century Modern, art pottery, table lamp by Gordon Martz for Marshall Studios features stacked, ceramic segments of matte, swirled, earth tones with teak base and neck.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Teak

Lightolier Hand Thrown Stippled Glaze and Striped Pottery Table Lamp
By Lightolier
Located in Chicago, IL
Hand thrown pottery table lamp attributed to Lightolier, with oriental urn shaped ceramic body glazed in speckled cream with taupe banding stripes. Three socket cluster which was a c...
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Vintage 1960s American Table Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Blue Art Pottery Table Lamp by Gordon Martz for Marshall Studios
By Gordon Martz, Marshall Studios
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Slate blue ceramic, art pottery, table lamp by Gordon Martz for Marshall Studios with swirl motif orb base, elongated neck and teak accents.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Teak

Mid-Century Modern Art Pottery Table Lamp by Aldo Londi for Bitossi
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, incised ceramic, sgraffito, art pottery table lamp by Aldo Londi for Bitossi.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Midcentury Art Pottery Table Lamp by Gordon Martz For Marshall Studios
By Gordon Martz, Marshall Studios
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, art pottery, table lamp by Gordon Martz for Marshall Studios features a matte brown, swirl motif and teak neck. The height to socket is 17 inches.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Teak

Mid-Century Modern Large Sculptural Hand Thrown Pottery Table Lamp
By Marcello Fantoni
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Elegant and large full bodied hand crafted pottery table lamp attributed to Fantoni. 41.5 to the top of the shade, 31 to the top of the socket. 9 inches at the widest point. In excel...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Clay

Tall Stacked Art Pottery Table Lamp by Gordon Martz for Marshall Studios
By Gordon Martz, Marshall Studios
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tall and impressive, stacked ceramic, art pottery table lamp by Gordon Martz for Marshall Studios with teak neck and subtle sgraffito detail.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Teak

Mid-Century Modern Aldo Londi for Bitossi 'Rimini Blue' Pottery Table Lamp, 1960
By Aldo Londi
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Aldo Londi for Bitossi 'Rimini Blue' pottery table lamp, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Karen Karnes Mid-Century Modern Stoneware Art Pottery Table Lamp
By Karen Karnes
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century Modern stoneware art pottery table lamp designed by Karen Karnes, (American, 1925-2016). The piece has a polychrome glaze with alternating horizontal bands and i...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Pair of Stiffel Hand Thrown and Incised Pottery Table Lamps
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare pair of Stiffel hand thrown and glazed pottery tabled lamps. Dark brown and taupe glazed vase shaped bodies with Egyptian style incised symbols. Brass reverse quatrefoil bases w...
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Vintage 1960s American Table Lamps

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Brass

Rare Large Tall Mid-Century Danish Modern Pottery Table Lamp Teak Pebble Paneled
Located in Wayne, NJ
Unusual large tall mid-century danish modern pottery table lamp teak and pebble panels. 42.88" to top of finial. 35" to top of socket.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Pottery

Mid-Century Modern Tan Art Pottery Table Lamp by Gordon Martz
By Gordon Martz, Marshall Studios
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, art pottery, table lamp by Gordon Martz for Marshall Studios features an organically shaped, matte glaze, tan ceramic base with walnut accents and brass hardware....
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Walnut

Bright Yellow Glazed Ceramic Studio Pottery Table Lamp on Walnut Base
Located in San Diego, CA
A bright yellow glazed ceramic studio pottery table lamp with walnut base, circa 1960s. The lamp measures 11.5"D x 26"H (to top of finial; 18"h to the top of light socket). This lamp...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Gorgeous Midcentury Pottery Table Lamp by Fog & Mørup
By Fog & Mørup, Aluminia
Located in Søborg, DK
Absolutely gorgeous midcentury pottery table lamp by Fog & Mørup of Copenhagen for Aluminia of Denmark. This beautiful table lamp has such a classic midcentury design to the shape an...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Pottery

Substantial David Cressey Olive & Cocoa Patterned Art Pottery Table Lamp
By David Cressey
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Large California Modern David Cressey imprinted pottery table lamp, 1960s. Featuring a handcrafted glazed patterned, speckled stoneware form, with earthen chocolate brown, taupe and ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Blue Drip Glaze Ceramic Pottery Table Lamp
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern blue drip glaze ceramic pottery table lamp. Item features Blue drip glaze ceramic pottery body, wooden base, very nice vintage item, great style and form. ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Tim Orr French 1960s Art Pottery Table Lamp
By Tim Orr
Located in New York, NY
An excellent French mid century sculptural art pottery table lamp by Tim Orr. Signed. The vase measures 8.5” H x 8.5” W x 4” D. Biography: orn in England, Tim Orr is a sculptor, ...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Pottery

Tall Design-Technics Black White & Gray Pottery Table Lamp, 1950's
By Design Technics
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Monumental Design Technics handcrafted Glossy Glazed Pottery Table Lamp. Small footprint. Featuring an elongated bottle form with hand painted vertical striping in Gray, Black and Wh...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Phil Mar Glazed Pottery Table Lamps, circa 1950s
Located in San Francisco, CA
Pair of Phil Mar Glazed Pottery table lamps circa 1950s Impressive pair of blue crackle glazed table lamps by Phil Mar Corp. Cleveland, OH. Measures: 6 3/4" diameter at base x ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Substantial French Black, White & Silver "Diamond" Art Pottery Table Lamp, 1930s
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Tall Circa 1940 French hand painted and glazed ceramic art pottery table lamp Featuring a handcrafted tall 43" inch slender bottle form, with white background, black triangular diam...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Wood

Aldo Londi Brown Pottery Table Lamp with Glazed Red & Orange Geometrics
By Aldo Londi
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Handcrafted Aldo Londi for Raymor Italian Mid-Century Modern Art Pottery Table Lamp, Circa 1960. Featuring a deep brown textured body with glazed and reflective red and orange decor...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Architectural Pottery Table Lamp by David Cressey California Ceramist, 1960s
By David Cressey
Located in Miami, FL
Great David Cressey (1916-2013) 1960s pottery table lamp with applied stringing design with speckled brown glaze over cream ground glaze. Rewired and with new UL antiqued brass three...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Art Pottery Table Lamp
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice Mid-Century Modern pattern table lamp.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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H 26 in. Dm 6 in.
Art Pottery Table Lamp
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice art pottery turquoise olive green glaze table lamp. Fluted pattern.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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H 28 in. Dm 7 in.
Tall Aldo Londi for Bitossi Off White Stipple Art Pottery Table Lamp
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Aldo Londi for Bitossi handcrafted off white art pottery table lamp, 1960's. Featuring a textured organic earthen form in Off White, Gray enhanced stipple, finished with hand painted...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Pottery

Viso Italy Hand Painted Blue Floral Art Pottery Table Lamp, 1960's
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Viso Italian Modern handcrafted blue, Turquoise glazed pottery table lamp. Featuring a bottle form delicately painted with Queens Anne Lace in hues of blue and detailed with Cerulean...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Large Italian Pottery Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A large single circa late 1940's Italian glazed and textured ceramic table lamp with ebonized base. Measurements: Height of body 17" Diameter 11".
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Vintage 1940s Italian Table Lamps

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Pottery

Large Pair of Mid-Century Modern Gazelle Ram Drip Glaze Pottery Table Lamps
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of beautiful vintage Mid-Century Modern oversized drip glaze art pottery table lamps. The pottery form is very detailed and highly decorative with huge silvered gazelles or rams...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Pottery

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Pottery Table Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of pottery table lamps for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique pottery table lamps was constructed with extraordinary care, often using ceramic, pottery and metal. We have 1812 antique and vintage pottery table lamps in-stock, while there are 114 modern editions to choose from as well. Pottery table lamps have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Pottery table lamps bearing Mid-Century Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made pottery table lamps over the years, but those made by Soholm Pottery, Dumais Made and Marshall Studios are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Pottery Table Lamps?

Prices for pottery table lamps can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, pottery table lamps begin at $20 and can go as high as $22,400, while the average can fetch as much as $1,543.

Furniture of the 20th Century

Gaetano Sciolari furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Gaetano Sciolari collection of furniture, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular.. We stock 687 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Gaetano Sciolari were created in Europe during the 20th century in the mid-century modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . Prices for Gaetano Sciolari furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $153 and tops out at $28,437, while pieces like these can sell for $2,400 on average.

Materials: Ceramic Furniture

Meissen Porcelain furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of ceramic and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Meissen porcelain furniture, there are many options to choose from, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 422 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Meissen Porcelain were created in Europe during the 19th century in the Rococo style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . The prices for Meissen porcelain furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $63 and tops out at $257,500, while pieces like these can sell for $3,545.

Finding the Right Table Lamps for You

Perfect for lighting your nightstand or reading nook, table lamps play an integral role in styling an inviting room. A well-crafted antique or vintage table lamp does more than provide light; the right fixture-and-table combination can add a focal point or creative element to any interior.

Proper table lamps have long been used for lighting our most intimate spaces. In the years before electricity, lamps used oil. Today, a rewired 19th-century vintage lamp can still provide a touch of elegance for a study.

After industrial milestones such as mass production took hold in the Victorian era, various design movements sought to bring craftsmanship and innovation back to this indispensable household item. Lighting designers during the Art Deco movement, originating in the glamorous roaring ’20s, sought to celebrate modern life by fusing modern metals with dark woods and dazzling colors in the fixtures of the era. The geometric shapes and gilded details of an Art Deco table lamp provide an air of luxury and sophistication that never goes out of style.

Some mid-century modern table lamps, particularly those created by the likes of Joe Colombo and the legendary lighting artisans at Fontana Arte, bear all the provocative hallmarks associated with Space Age design. Sculptural and versatile, the Louis Poulsen table lamps of that period were revolutionary for their time and still seem innovative today.

If you are looking for something more contemporary, industrial table lamps are demonstrative of a newly chic style that isn’t afraid to pay homage to the past. They look particularly at home in any rustic loft space amid exposed brick and steel beams.

Before you buy a desk lamp or table lamp for your living room, consider your lighting needs. The Snoopy lamp, designed in 1967, or any other “banker’s lamp” (shorthand for the Emeralite desk lamps patented by H.G. McFaddin and Company), provides light at a downward angle that is perfect for writing, while the Fontana table lamp and the beloved Grasshopper lamp by Greta Magnusson-Grossman each yield a soft and even glow. Some table lamps require lampshades to be bought separately.

Whether it’s a classic antique Tiffany table lamp or even a bold avant-garde fixture custom-made by a contemporary design firm, the right table lamp can completely transform a room. Find the right one for you on 1stDibs.

Questions About Pottery Table Lamps
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Your table lamps do not have to match but it definitely is important that they still go together. This can be done by making sure they are of similar style or have something in common such as color, shape, lamp shade, or metal type.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    Buffet lamps, also known as console lamps or candlestick lamps, are light fixtures that range in height from 32 to 36 inches. The lamps feature a small shade and a narrow base silhouette, which resembles a slim column or candlestick. Shop for antique and vintage buffet lamps on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Table lamps are often used as a reading light or for task lighting. They can also simply serve as part of a room’s decor, perhaps adding light to an area that doesn’t get any illumination from overhead lights. Shop a collection of table lamps from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, ceramic table lamps can be painted. In fact, many lamps come with hand-painted finishes. If you choose to paint a lamp yourself, you may need two or more coats of paint to get the results you desire. You'll find a collection of ceramic table lamps on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To fix an old table lamp, take it to an appliance or lighting repair shop that has experience working with the type of fixture that you have. Many problems can cause an old table lamp to stop working. A professional can determine the cause and use the correct tools to address it. On 1stDibs, find a variety of antique and vintage table lamps.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 15, 2019

    If the dresser is a standard 30 inches high, the lamp should be about 32 inches tall.

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    There are a few ways to identify if your table lamp is vintage, but it does vary from brand to brand. If you can spot a maker’s mark or manufacturer’s label on your piece, it could tell you where and when it was crafted. On 1stDibs, find vintage and contemporary table lamps from top sellers around the world.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 16, 2019

    Bedside table lamps typically are between 24 and 27 inches tall. The best size depends on variables such as the shape of your bedside table, the size of the space you have to place it and personal preference.

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